If you’re considering repainting your building’s interior, you need look no further than the great American outdoors for inspiration. Following are some things to consider.

This year, color trends lean towards paint colors that are drawn from the hues found in native plants and flowers, oceans and lakes, and rocks and minerals.

Blue — In 2011 the Jewel of the Sea Blues grew in popularity and will continue to be much in demand for 2012. According to color experts, almost everyone respects blue whether it is the blue of sparkling sea-glass or the more traditional colonial blue-grey, because blue enhances almost every working space, and because blue is a naturally soothing color.

Green — Everything from Farm to Forest — in every shade imaginable, with names like celery and asparagus, fir and fern, makes it possible for an office interior to contain all of the comfort nature provides outdoors. The “natural” areas for vogue greens are in conference rooms or the break room, but the hue goes nicely in lobbies and individual offices as well.

Violet, Purple Mountains Majesty — Note that because violet is a pleasing combination of patriotic blue and red hues, it can wake up any large or small space when used as an accent color. It is also great as the main color in a work area or boardroom.

Curious about what paint colors will be in fashion this year? Stop wondering: color experts at the Paint Quality Institute, say that in 2012, inspiration for paint colors is from the natural colors of the American landscape.